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Signs of promise for a brighter future

One year ago, everything changed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 205 new cases of COVID-19 on March 12 in the United States. It was the calm before the storm: Within a month, and as states locked down, new cases peaked at well over 20,000 a day, and by December, we were recording…
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Fall 2021 semester

Although the pandemic is not over, we are delighted to see COVID-19 cases continue to fall across New Mexico and in Doña Ana County. This, coupled with an increase in vaccine distributions in our community and around the country, gives us hope that the coronavirus may soon be at a level where we can begin…
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Registration + Vaccination = Progress Toward Normal

One year ago, we were beginning to learn about the novel coronavirus. As we watched it rip through China and Europe, the coronavirus was already quietly circulating in this country. Little was known about the virus, but its genome had been newly sequenced, and with that knowledge, the race to create a vaccine began. Today,…
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NMSU LEADS 2025: Our Guide to Success

Since the spring of 2019, the NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic plan has successfully guided major decisions at NMSU with positive outcomes, including our response to the pandemic. This semester, we will revise some of the plan’s actions and tactics to further contribute to our strategic goals in the years ahead.  Two years ago, we completed…
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NMSU’s future is bright

Almost exactly one year ago, on Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization reported that cases of COVID-19 had been found in 19 countries and that the novel coronavirus had gone global. Six weeks later, the first case in New Mexico was announced by the New Mexico Department of Health. And now this week, we…
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